Grid Computing (The Savvy Manager's Guides) by Pawel Plaszczak

By Pawel Plaszczak

A decade in the past, the company international seen grid computing as a interest. this present day, it perspectives it as an opportunity--a probability to minimize bills, enhance functionality, fund new tasks, and reap the benefits of under-utilized potential. The engineering at the back of this modification has been amply documented. beforehand, even if, little has been written to organize managers, executives, and different decision-makers to enforce grid computing in a smart and potent way.

Grid Computing: The Savvy Manager's advisor examines the expertise from a rigorous enterprise point of view, equipping you with the sensible wisdom you want to determine your concepts and make certain what grid computing strategy is correct to your company. This ebook is heavy on real-world adventure, distilling from a wealthy collection of case reviews the simplest practices presently at paintings in various industries. regularly aware of grid computing’s many aggressive merits, it's also reasonable in regards to the demanding situations of marketing the belief to employees and making it part of your company’s culture.

  • Sketches the background of grid computing, displaying the way it made the jump from academia to business.
  • Examines the factors you have to to satisfy to make your community "grid-enabled."
  • Explains how a grid-based resolution will be made to fulfill key organizational necessities, together with protection, scheduling, info garage, and fault-tolerance.
  • Surveys the methods at the moment to be had and is helping you decide the person who will top meet your wishes, either now and within the future.
  • Focuses seriously at the aggressive merits you could gain from grid computing, and offers recommendation on convincing your company to undertake grid computing and creating a winning transition.

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